Welcome to the official website of the Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club. Despite our name, we actually cover the whole of Dumfries and Galloway in south-west Scotland and also have members in Ayrshire, the USA and Italy.
The club is affiliated to the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB). Amateur radio is one of the world's most popular hobbies with more than 50,000 active amateur radio enthusiasts, also known as ‘hams,’ in Britain alone.
Our club, which meets every Thursday, is based at Stranraer Academy’s Aird Unit which is accessed from Cairnport Road. Click here for our location. Our membership currently stands at around 60 and many of our members make a 150 mile round trip to our meetings. We aim to have a guest speaker or video presentation on the third Thursday of the month and we run Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced licence classes for anyone who is interested in amateur radio.
We also operate several Special Event Stations every year. The Club often operates in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway RAYNET.
If you are interested in amateur radio and would like more information or would like to join us, click here to contact us. You will be made very welcome.
NEWSFLASH: GM100RSGB in November was a great success - thanks to everyone for such a fine effort in every department! The club did itself proud. We certainly put Wigtownshire on the world map with almost 2,500 contacts. The Mull of Galloway Community Trust were delighted. Read More.